How does the program support Alberta businesses looking to access new markets?
We will work closely with you as you develop your market entry plan. Successful export expansions start with a solid foundation and export strategy. Businesses will receive one-to-one guidance from a business strategist with advanced knowledge in market expansion strategies. Strategists connect businesses to the right service at the right time, saving them time and money.
Is there a fee to participate in the Export Readiness Program?
We are waiving the program fees at this time. Please note that there may be fees associated with participating in this program after December 2020.
What does the right candidate look like?
A business that can scale up operations, is willing to adapt its goods or services, and self-fund or obtain financing for a sustained expansion strategy would make the right candidate.
How quickly do I have to start entering markets?
Entering new markets looks different for all businesses. The program is self-paced as we recognize that export opportunities vary depending on your business. The program’s goal is to help you work efficiently and effectively towards achieving their identified opportunities. We are there to support you on your journey and provide you with accountability when the process is challenging.